Pro-life Anti-natalist bias by Jeffrey Miller March 9, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller March 9, 2006 A reader sent me a link to this excellent article that is really out of place in The Guardian. 9 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Do what we believe next post Pope Benedict's plan to topple Communist China You may also like Save Our Children! October 17, 2008 Homeland Insecurity March 3, 2006 Please don’t kill me, pretty please February 22, 2012 But why is she against it? August 25, 2009 Anti-scientism August 25, 2006 Garbage ecclesiology in garbage theology out October 20, 2005 Heretical bellyacher February 14, 2006 Knights of Columbus says no to Whitehouse April 13, 2006 Proud to honor October 3, 2004 Abortion in a nurturing and motherly way October 29, 2003 9 comments BethH December 31, 1969 - 7:00 pm I am expecting #10 next month. My favorite reply to the Fertility Police is: “We’re thinking of this one as a middle child.” Reply Jules March 10, 2006 - 2:30 am Perhaps it is in just the right place, in the Guardian. Reply Carolina Cannonball March 10, 2006 - 1:25 pm I don’t know whether or not the article is out of place in The Guardian but I did relate to it’s painful truth. I have come full circle from a boss of a small company who wouldn’t hire single mothers bc they were unreliable, to being a single mother myself. “There is no kudos in being a mum, only in being other things – such as thin, or the boss – despite being a mum. Motherhood is a form of handicap.” sad, but true. Reply Rebecca March 10, 2006 - 2:11 pm I was surprised at the response when I was pregnant with my 4th. I guess there is a definite “acceptable family size” that ends at 3 kids because with the looks and comments I got pregnant with 3 kids in tow, you would have thought that I had just murdered someone! Reply Fr. Stephanos, O.S.B. March 10, 2006 - 4:49 pm I have a friend with seven kids so far. Whenever someone asks him when he’s going to stop, he just says, “When we get an ugly one.” Reply Jim McCullough March 10, 2006 - 7:03 pm Thanks for linking this. Let me suggest everyone email her at the Guardian (see link for her email with the article) with thank yous and encouragement to keep it up. I did, and we should support a voice as good as this one, especially when she is right. Reply Teresa March 11, 2006 - 7:46 am Thanks, Fr. Stephanos! I’m going to add that to my list. I only have three, but I’ve already been asked, “How many are you gonna have?!” Apparently where I live, one or two is the acceptable number of children. I tell people “I have three… so far.” Reply Rose March 11, 2006 - 11:06 am I am the proud member of a family with ten children. Big families ROCK! Reply Maria March 11, 2006 - 9:30 pm My mom says that the “How could you do this” comments decrease after a certain number of children, and instead there’s more positive feedback (e.g., the ‘I could never do that sort of thing’ admiration). I had to ask because I don’t remember from before we reached that point (I’m the second oldest of the ten children, but my memory doesn’t go that far back). Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.